Make a difference in someone’s life…..VOLUNTEER!!
Therapeutic horseback riding uses:
- the warmth and movement of the horse to stretch and strengthen muscles
- the motivation that comes with a fun activity to encourage concentration and decision-making
- the relationship with the horse and volunteers to improve communication skills and boost self-esteem in children and adults with disabilities
Volunteers help in lessons by:
- leading horses or walking beside riders during lessons to give encouragement or physical support if needed.
- getting horses ready for lessons and helping close the barn after lessons
Volunteers have as much fun as riders when they:
- commit to one or two classes per week for a term (6 weeks)
- volunteer with a friend or family member
We also rely on volunteers for:
- Farm and horse care, and chores for those with experience
- Sprucing up – planting flowers, painting and cleaning
- Special events – Horse shows, fundraising events, etc.
- Hay – help us out for a few hours stacking delivered hay
How to Become a Volunteer
- Step One: Decide how you’d like to get involved. Are you interested in volunteering in the regular therapeutic riding lessons? Are you interested in becoming a board member/fundraising? Would you be willing to help out around the facility? Or does your schedule work best for becoming a “sub” or special events volunteer?
- Step Two: Decide how much time you’d be willing to commit to our program. What does your schedule allow?
- Step Three: Fill out the Volunteer Application Form to let us know your interests.
- Step Four: Mail your form to PO Box 153, Oregon WI 53575
- Step Five: Email email@example.com to set up a tour, start training and start volunteering.
Contact the Executive Director, Lauren Cnare, at 608-877-9086 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about volunteering.